I Blame My Parents

My Mother always enjoyed a good cemetery. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child and visited a lot of cemeteries. I like to wander around cemeteries and wonder how people end up where they do. San Francisco has a great cemetery from early days and some of the gold rush towns have burial grounds that illustrate the soci-economic influence of the 49 gold strike better than anything else. Basically loads of miners from Cornwall, Ireland, Poland, Italy, Scotland.

Naha has a foreigners’ graveyard near Tomari harbor.

Here lies Johnny Pidgeon, What was his religion, Whae-er desires to ken, To some other warl Maun follow the carl, For here Johnny Pidgeon had nane. Strong ale was ablution, Small beer persecution, A dram was memento mori; But a full flowing bowl, Was the saving his soul, And Port was celestial glory.

Here lies Johnny Pidgeon,
What was his religion,
Whae-er desires to ken,
To some other warl
Maun follow the carl,
For here Johnny Pidgeon had nane.
Strong ale was ablution,
Small beer persecution,
A dram was memento mori;
But a full flowing bowl,
Was the saving his soul,
And Port was celestial glory.

Says it all really.

Says it all really.

Several Perry dead people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_C._Perry

 

 

The Macedonia ended her career as a casino http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_C._Perry

The Macedonia ended her career as a casino
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_C._Perry

Wnderful stories these ships havehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Vandalia_(1828) Er RIP

Wonderful stories these ships havehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Vandalia_(1828)
Er RIP John Barnes

French bloke

French bloke

The graveyard has been carefully designed to reflect that many of the incumbents died at sea.

The graveyard has been carefully designed to reflect that many of the incumbents died at sea.

Ca vaut le detour.

http://www.interment.net/column/feature/international/international_cemetery.htm

 
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